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Monteggia fracture

noun Mon·teg·gia fracture \ män-ˈtej-ə- \
variants: or Monteggia's fracture play \-ˈtej-əz-\

medical Definition of Monteggia fracture

:a fracture in the proximal part of the ulna with dislocation of the head of the radius

Biographical Note for monteggia fracture

  • Monteggia, Giovanni Battista (1762–1815), Italian surgeon. Monteggia is remembered for his description (circa 1810) of a form of dislocation of the hip in which the head of the femur is displaced toward the anterior superior iliac spine.
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